Nearly 30 Percent of Missouri Bisexual Women Live in Poverty
A survey released this week by a large coalition of organizations in Missouri, including the National Women’s Law Center, found that almost 30 percent of bisexual women and 23 percent of lesbian women live in poverty compared to 20 percent of heterosexual women.
The report was released in Jefferson City, Mo. and the survey showed that almost 16 percent of Missourians live in poverty, and that lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are the most at risk.
The findings reflect national statistics that magnify the need for LGBT women of color, immigrant women, women raising children and transgender women. There are more than 5 million women in the United States.